Stock slide ups economic uncertainty - Fed's Poole

US - St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President William Poole said on Thursday the U.S. economy appears to be doing okay but that the prolonged stock market sell-off had made the outlook "murkier."

"The real economy appears to be doing okay," Poole said in an interview. "But we do have a high degree of uncertainty, in the equity markets in particular," he said. "It's made the situation murkier."

Poole, who does not currently have a vote on the Fed's policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, sai